Australian Open 2024: Hsieh wins second doubles title this fortnight in Melbourne

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After securing her inaugural mixed doubles title at a Grand Slam, Hsieh Su-Wei went on to claim the women’s doubles crown alongside Elise Mertens at the 2024 Australian Open.

Hsieh Su-Wei and Elise Mertens

Partnering with Poland’s Jan Zielinski, the duo, who found each other on the looking list due to the absence of mixed doubles partners, triumphed in a thrilling match on Friday. The 38-year-old Hsieh clinched her maiden Grand Slam title in mixed doubles with a nail-biting 6-7(5) 6-4 (11-9) victory against the team of American Desirae Krawczyk and Britain’s Neal Skupski. Expressing satisfaction with their partnership, Hsieh’s doubles companion remarked, “It’s worked out pretty well. Maybe we can keep it going.”

Continuing her victorious streak, Hsieh, a former doubles No.1, secured the women’s doubles crown at the Australian Open on Sunday. She and Mertens dominated the final with a commanding 6-1 7-5 victory over the Latvian-Ukrainian duo of Jelena Ostapenko and Lyudmyla Kichenok. This marks Hsieh’s seventh major women’s doubles title and her second with Mertens, adding to their Wimbledon 2021 triumph.

Notably, Hsieh ended her singles career at this year’s Australian Open, as her loss to Hungarian Anna Bondar 7-6(3) 6-4 in the first round of qualifying marked her final appearance in singles competition.

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  1. Congratulations Elise and Su-Wei!🏆👏Hope to see you 2 at all Majors this year. Awesome team! Also congrats to Su-Wei for getting her first mixed doubles Major win with partner Jan.

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